Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:51 am

"I have informed all the national chess columnists"

I read that as "rational". You would hope the papers etc would celebrate this great victory.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:35 pm

Only if they know about it and regard it as a story. I am no salesman.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:42 am

'BEFORE MIDNIGHT' 2013. Human v Computer intelligence is cited in conversation without anybody feeling the need to explain who Garry Kasparov is.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Jon Mahony » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:05 am

There was a bloke on the show Dinner Date called Adrian, last night who I believe (the other half had it on, I was more interested in eating my pasta :D) claimed to have been the No. 4 junior in the country at one stage, he looked in his mid 40's, anyone got any idea who he is? He told his date he just plays online now and isn't very good anymore. He didn’t get the 2nd date anyway!
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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Ian Kingston » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:52 pm

A strange video report from the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26785855

The Russia/Ukraine crisis illustrated first with a normal set and then with some bizarre moves on a giant set. Apparently, Russia (Black) moves first and gets about a dozen moves (beginning 1...h6 2...g6 etc.) before Ukraine gets a turn.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:55 pm

Ian Kingston wrote:A strange video report from the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26785855

The Russia/Ukraine crisis illustrated first with a normal set and then with some bizarre moves on a giant set. Apparently, Russia (Black) moves first and gets about a dozen moves (beginning 1...h6 2...g6 etc.) before Ukraine gets a turn.
That is bizarre! Nothing to do with chess as it is played, but then you wouldn't really expect that, would you?

Did anyone catch this program on BBC2 last night (it had also been shown on Wednesday)?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03z2l6l

'The Greatest Knight: William the Marshal' presented by Thomas Asbridge.

I can't remember the precise timing, but somewhere in the opening half the presenter spends about 5 minutes looking at and talking in detail about chess pieces of the time (he looks at a carved ivory set from the period) and how the knights represented what Anglo-Norman knights of the 12th-century, the new emerging warrior class, looked like.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:10 pm

The interesting thing about that BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26785855 is that although Black makes many moves with no White response - he does not get appreciably the better game.
Could that prove to be a metaphor or just, by alliteration a mess?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:01 am

SALTING THE BATTLEFIELD

Part 3 of a trilogy written and directed by David Hare for TV.

There is a scene where two of the main protagonists play chess. It is difficult to see whether it is sensible.

Helen Bonham Carter says, 'that move will cause you all sorts of problems. So Bill Nighy takes it back. She then says, 'I can see through all your stratagems and plans'. I am paraphrasing, this is just an approximation.

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Re: Media comments on chess

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:19 pm

Kasparov, as always very dynamic and eloquent.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:48 pm

Lyon-Juventus is a game of chess according to the ITV4 commentator. Presumably one of mine rather than a Simon Williams one :oops:

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Andrew Camp » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:37 am

Bill Hartson was on 5-Live this morning with the appalling Campbell and Burden discussing his 'system' for picking a Grand National winner.

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Stewart Reuben » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:07 pm

Trivial pursuit question

Ray Keene has 3 chess positions of the type, 'White to play and win', each week in The Spectator, Times, Sunday Times where there are prizes.

What did all three have in common this last week?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:53 am

"Ray Keene has 3 chess positions of the type, 'White to play and win', each week in The Spectator, Times, Sunday Times where there are prizes.

What did all three have in common this last week?"

Were they all the same position, and had they all been published before by a number of different people including Ray himself?

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Re: Media comments on chess

Post by Jonathan Bryant » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:59 am

Kevin Thurlow wrote: Were they all the same position, and had they all been published before by a number of different people including Ray himself?
I was going to go for, 'Stewart Reuben won the prize awarded to the first correct solution pulled out of the hat'

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